The Paulson Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit “think and do” tank grounded in the principle that today’s most pressing economic and environmental challenges can be solved only if the United States and China—the world’s largest economies, energy consumers, and emitters of carbon—work in complementary ways.
The Paulson Institute is a “think and do tank” that promotes sustainable growth and environmental protection in China and the United States. The Institute works at the nexus of economic and environmental issues, with programs in China focused on improving climate and air quality, promoting environmental conservation, and building sustainable cities. In the United States, they promote cross-border investment. The Think Tank publishes papers on the US-China bilateral economic relationship, China’s economy and energy issues.
Mission is to strengthen US-China relations and to advance sustainable economic growth and environmental protection in both countries.
A new approach: They believe that sustainable economic growth is only possible with a healthy natural environment, and they seek economic solutions for environmental challenges. They often work at the intersection of economics and the environment, as well as on important macroeconomic issues.
The programs—the “Do” side—focus on advancing the transition to more sustainable, low-carbon economic models in China and the United States through industrial transformation, smart urbanization programs, and environmental conservation. In so doing, they aim to advance industrial and nature-based solutions to climate change. They also promote bilateral cross-border investment that will help create jobs and strengthen U.S.-China relations.
The Think Tank publishes prescriptive and analytical papers from leading scholars and practitioners on the most important macroeconomic and structural reform issues facing China today.
Founded in 2011 by Henry M. Paulson, Jr., the 74th Secretary of the Treasury and former Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, the Institute is based in Chicago and has offices in Washington, San Francisco, and Beijing.